Stigmella hemargyrella (Kollar, 1832)

Lepidoptera, Nepticulidae

Stigmella hemargyrella: occupied mine on Fagus sylvatica

Fagus sylvatica, Belgium, prov. Antwerp, Mol © Carina Van Steenwinkel

Stigmella hemargyrella mine

Fagus sylvatica, Arnhem, Sonsbeek

Stigmella hemargyrella mine

another mine from the same sample

mine

Oviposition generally at the upperside of the leaf, and not far from the leaf margin. The mine is a rather wide corridor, that often crosses a vein, and almost invariably runs from somewhere near the leaf margin in the direction of the midrib. Its first part is quite narrow, with a narrow central frass line. The next section is wider, and here the frass is distinctly coiled. In the final section the frass lies somewhat more irregular, and in a rather narrow central zone.

hostplants

Fagaceae, monophgous

Fagus sylvatica, orientalis.

phenology

Larvae in late-April – May and again in late-June – early August (Emmet, 1983a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2009).

LUX recorded (Ellis: Kautenbach).

distribution within Europe

Europe, but seems to be absent in European Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Described by Gustafsson & van Nieukerken (1990a).

synonyms

Nepticula hemargyrella; N. basalella Herrich-Schäffer, 1855.

references

Baldizzone (2004a), Beiger (1979a), Bengtsson (200), Borkowski (1969a), Buhr (1935b, 1964a), Buszko & Baraniak (1989a), Buszko & Beshkov (2004a), J Černý (2001a), Csóka (2003a), Diškus, Navickaitė & Stonis (2011a), Diškus & Stonis (2012a), Emmet (1983a), van Frankenhuyzen & Houtman (1972a), van Frankenhuyzen Houtman & Kabos (1982a), Gustafsson (1985a), Gustafsson & van Nieukerken (1990a), Haase (1942a), Hartig (1939a), Hering (1935a, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Huemer & Erlebach (2003a), Johansson ao (1990a), Kasy (1983a), Klimesch (1950c), Kollár (2007a), Kollár & Hrubík (2009a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (199a), A & Z Laštuvka (1997a), Maček (1999a), Matošević, Pernek, Dubravac & Barić (2009a), Michna (1975a), van Nieukerken (1986a, 2006a), van Nieukerken, A & Z Laštuvka (2004a, 2006a), Nowakowski (1954a), De Prins (1998a), Robbins (1991a), Schütze (1931a), Sefrová (2005a), Skala (1939a, 1941a, 1951a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Sønderup (1949a), Stammer (2016a), Starý (1930a), Steuer (1995a), Szőcs (1977a, 1978a, 1981a), Tomov & Krusteva (2007a), Ureche (2010a), Zoerner (1969a).

12/04/2017

mod 17.vii.2017